Creating housing opportunity through development

CRHDC promotes affordable housing through the development and preservation of affordable housing units throughout the state of Colorado. CRHDC develops multi-family housing for families, seniors, farm workers and the disabled and single family homes through the Self-Help, Purchase Rehab and modular programs. CRHDC also provides technical assistance to organizations in rural communities where there is a lack of capacity to develop new housing.

Multi-Family Housing

For over 44 years, CRHDC has been developing affordable housing for farmworkers, low-income families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access safe and decent housing throughout the state of Colorado.

As one of the most experienced nonprofit developers of farmworker housing in the state, CRHDC has developed more than 500 units of farmworker housing, and has, in turn, helped create a stable work force for local farmers. In 2012, CRHDC completed Alta Vista de la Montana; a 40 family rental unit property for farmworkers in Delta, Colorado and, in 2015, the organization will break ground on Sol Naciente, a 50-unit housing development for Agricultural Workers and their families.

In addition to farmworker housing, CRHDC has a portfolio of multi-family projects around the state. CRHDC Multi-family housing developments include: Tierra Nueva Farmworker Housing in Center and Alamosa, Casas de Rio Grande and La Hacienda del Norte senior and disabled housing senior housing in Del Norte, New Castle Senior Housing in New Castle, Vista Verde affordable family housing in Hayden, and the rehabilitation of Overland Trails affordable family units in Sterling.

 

Self Help Housing

Self Help HousingCRHDC has helped over 1,700 families build their homes in 30 different counties through our mutual self-help program, which allows new home buyers to take an active role in the construction of their own homes. In this program, participants contribute significant “sweat equity” towards the construction of their home, bringing down development costs and producing a more affordable home. Each family contributes a minimum of 30 hours of labor per week towards the homes for approximately 6 to 8 months.

Sonia Chacon, a first time home owner participant, said: “I think the Mutual Self-Help home program is a great program for people like me. When I first began the home buying process I felt so helpless because I didn't realize how much was involved. It’s great to be able to work with the CRHDC staff and also be around other families. I’m excited for a place to call my own, and not have to waste money anymore on renting.”

CRHDC’s mutual self help program provides stable foundations for families, neighborhoods, and communities. We are currently seeking interested homeowners in Alamosa to participate in this program. For more information, contact Ramona Archuleta, Field Coordinator at 719.589.1680 ext 115 or send an email. Also be sure to check out this flyer!

Self Help ApplicationSelf Help Flyer

Modular Homes

Through our modular housing program, CRHDC offers ENERGY STAR rated, affordable homes, ranging from 1100 to more than 1500 square feet.  CRHDC’s modular homes feature utility rooms, wooden kitchen cabinets, a permanent foundation, ENERGY STAR appliances, and a garage.

Modular Housing in Tierra del Sol

CRHDC has homes in Monte Vista’s Tierra del Sol neighborhood between Tyndall and Lyell Streets, off of 6th Ave. For more detailed information on how to qualify, contact us at 719.589.1680. 

Available plans to build

All Plans  |  Stacey II  |  Wilson  |  Cottage  |  Brookdale  |  Bel Air  |  Aspen

We are able to put these homes on a vacant lot owned by a buyer, or in one of our own subdivisions.

Call us today and arrange to visit our model homes in the Tierra del Sol community in Monte Vista, or about building a modular of your own!

Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation is a proud member of the Next Step® Network. As a Next Step® Network Member, CRHDC has joined nonprofits across the nation to advance the use of factory-built modular housing as an asset-building strategy for low- to moderate-income Americans.

Purchase/Rehab Program

CRHDC purchases distressed properties, typically bank or government owned, invests in a quality rehab, and puts a greatly improved product back into the housing market. CRHDC’s non-profit status enables us to purchase homes at a discount, and invest that savings into high rehab standards that go beyond cosmetics to address fundamental issues with the house. One outcome is that future owners of these homes will own a more sustainable property because there is a reduced risk of major repairs.

 

Technical Assistance

Providing technical assistance to organizations in developing housing for agricultural workers.

Overview
CRHDC was selected by USDA Rural Development to provide technical assistance services to organizations located in the central and western regions of the United States interested in developing Farm Labor Housing projects under the USDA 514/516 program. This assistance is funded by a grant from the USDA and is available to communities, CDCs, and housing authorities free of charge.

Services Provided
CRHDC provides technical assistance in the various aspects of developing Agricultural Housing, from the pre-application phase through construction, including rent-up and management. This assistance is available to private and public non-profit organizations in the central and western regions of the U.S.

Funding Sources
This program is funded out of the USDA 514/516 program.

Goals and Objectives
Increase the availability of decent, affordable housing to agricultural workers by providing technical assistance and capacity-building services to organizations willing to develop housing.